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Our Diverse Social Community

We are a globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting – a university like no other. More than 150 countries are represented here, creating a diverse and welcoming community. 

Inspiring you to achieve something truly outstanding  

When you study at Durham, you’ll graduate with so much more than a degree. You’ll have the chance to develop your skills, explore your career options, and ensure you’ve got the best possible start to your future. 

Our inspirational graduates  

If you decide to join Durham University, you’ll be in good company. Many of our graduates have gone on to achieve incredible things in law, science, academia, business, the arts, government, journalism, and athletics. You might have heard of George Alagiah, Kate Silverton, Gabby Logan, Jeremy Vine, Nish Kumar, Charlotte Riley, Tim Rice, Andrew Strauss, Nasser Hussain, Jonathan Edwards, Sophie Hosking, and Norman Foster. They’re all former Durham students.  

Our graduate success rates speak for themselves. Our graduates have found work in a range of roles in national and international companies, including finance, technology, media, health, government, social enterprises, and charities. When you’re applying for future jobs, employers are looking not just for a degree, but for that little bit extra, something that proves you’ve got core skills and are ready to hit the ground running. We’ll help you build on the key skills that will enable you to stand out in the job market.